NOAA scientists: Midwest drought brings fourth smallest Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ since 1985

NOAA scientists: Midwest drought brings fourth smallest Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' since 1985 By NOAA27 July 2012NOAA-supported scientists have found the size of this year’s Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free ‘dead zone’ to be the fourth smallest since mapping of the annual hypoxic, or oxygen-free area began in 1985. Measuring approximately 2,889 square miles, the [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:03+00:00July 30th, 2012|News|Comments Off on NOAA scientists: Midwest drought brings fourth smallest Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ since 1985

Blooming horrible

Blooming horrible By The Economist23 June 2012 Too much of a good thing SOUTH-EAST of New Orleans, where the Mississippi empties into the Gulf of Mexico, the North American land mass does not end so much as gently give up. Land subsides to welts of green poking up through the water, and the river grows [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:03+00:00July 23rd, 2012|News|Comments Off on Blooming horrible

Dead Zone Pollution Is Growing Despite Decades of Work, So Who’s the Culprit?

Dead Zone Pollution Is Growing Despite Decades of Work, So Who's the Culprit? By Sara Shipley Hiles, Environmental Health News12 July 2012 In July 2011, the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone was about 6,800 square miles. Photo Credit: Nasa.gov HERMANN, Mo. – The Missouri River stretches more than a quarter-mile from shore to shore here, its [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:03+00:00July 16th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Dead Zone Pollution Is Growing Despite Decades of Work, So Who’s the Culprit?